Topic: Music Review

In a sharp turn toward the gospel genre, Kanye West embarks on an exploration of spiritual humility in his ninth studio album, eliciting a divided reaction from fans and critics alike.

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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date.

bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

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bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

October 24, 2019 0 comments

Rising pop singer Megan Bülow, who is known by the stage name bülow, delighted fans with the Oct. 4 release of her five-track EP “The Contender.”

Weyes Blood derives her stage name from Flannery O’Connor’s novel ‘Wise Blood,’ which touches on themes of isolation and existentialism  that also appear in Mering’s music. Mering’s newest release addresses personal tragedy and postmodern anxieties, including love and climate change.

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Artist Weyes Blood releases new album ‘Titanic Rising’

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Under her artist name Weyes Blood, Natalie Mering released her new album “Titanic Rising” April 5, unveiling an ethereal, surreal drama that eulogizes modern existential anxiety.

Working with arists such as Gucci Mane, Pharrell, Playboi Carti, Dev Hynes and Panda Bear, Solange Knowles released her first album since 2016. Her songs celebrate black identity and her hometown of Houston, Texas.

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Solange’s new album explores self, hometown

March 12, 2019 0 comments

On March 1, singer and songwriter Solange Knowles, known mononymously as Solange, released “When I Get Home,” a follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album “A Seat at the Table.”

Grimes, the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer, explores the influence of artificial intelligence and group propaganda in her latest single, “We Appreciate Power.”

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Grimes releases technology-themed single ‘We Appreciate Power’

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Singer, songwriter and producer Grimes dreams of a new metal world of robot overlords. Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, released her highly anticipated single “We Appreciate Power” Nov. 29.

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Yves Tumor releases Warp Records debut

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Italy-based artist Sean Bowie, more famously known as Yves Tumor, released his new album “Safe in the Hands of Love” to Warp Records Sept. 5, demonstrating his ability to unravel everything that we consider to be “experimental music.”

St. Vincent’s fifth album combines anxiety, chaos

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St. Vincent’s fifth album combines anxiety, chaos

October 18, 2017 0 comments

Annie Clark is making a statement.

‘Pure Comedy’ ambitious in scope, fails to impress

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‘Pure Comedy’ ambitious in scope, fails to impress

April 18, 2017 0 comments

Father John Misty takes a great deal from the gospel of David Foster Wallace on his latest record “Pure Comedy.”

Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’ revels in nostalgia

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’ revels in nostalgia

April 5, 2017 0 comments

Listening to “Triplicate,” Bob Dylan’s latest album released Mar. 3, it’s hard to imagine the Dylan who played at Brown in 1964.

Drake’s genre-hopping dooms ‘More Life’

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Drake’s genre-hopping dooms ‘More Life’

April 4, 2017 0 comments

Drake may very well be the most difficult-to-pin-down personality in popular music — a far cry from his once glaring predictability.